If you have any questions, just ask - cubsconvention@hotmail.com. And be sure to send along your photos and experiences after the Convention so we can share!

Please visit the Forum to share your thoughts on the Cubs Convention, who you got to meet, what presentations you attended, what you got autographed and what players and features you would like to see at the Cubs Convention.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Munenori Kawasaki Hits First Minor League Bomb



Fan favorite Munenori Kawasaki hit his first minor league home run on August 18, 2016, after nearly 800 plate appearances.  He was so excited he almost lapped John Andreoli near the end of his trot.

Kawasaki is expected to be back with the Cubs once the rosters expand in September but has had a hard time cracking the 25-man roster this season.  He has appeared in only three games for the Cubs this year, including this pinch hitting assignment in the home opener:


Hopefully, we will see Muni, his new-found power and winning personality back with the big club soon.  Omedetoo Gozaimasu!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Rooms Now Available for 2017 Cubs Convention



Although there is nothing on the official Cubs website about the 2017 Convention yet, you can book your room at THIS LINK. 

If you have plans to attend the 2017 Cubs Convention you should consider booking your room now, before the hotel is sold out!  Don't get shut out of what may be the best Convention ever, at which we will be celebrating a World Series victory!

UPDATE:

In response to the comments below, the Cubs will sell weekend passes that should go on sale sometime in November.  Last year they were about $75 each, including fees.  Expect that they will probably sellout on the date of release and will immediately thereafter be available on Stubhub, Craigslist, etc. for a sizable markup. 

Even if the Sheraton is sold out, the Cubs will probably offer official Convention packages at the W, a sister hotel, located at 644 North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.  Look for these to go on sale in November as well.  (Keep in mind that the Convention hotel packages guarantee your entry.)  

If you get completely shut out, however, there are abundant choices for lodging near the Convention.  This link shows the hotels near the Sheraton as of last year.